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New Electronic Communications Code set to take effect in December, says government

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 15:38
New rules regarding the rights and obligations that arise in relation to the deployment and maintenance of mobile phone masts and other telecoms infrastructure are "expected to take effect in December", according to the UK government.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Many businesses not ready for industry 4.0, report finds

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:55
Many businesses are not ready to take advantage of the opportunities presented by 'industry 4.0', according to a new report.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK legislates for a future of driverless and electric cars

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:58
New legislation designed to support the use of electric and driverless cars has been proposed by the UK government.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Review calls for 'data trusts' to help grow artificial intelligence in the UK

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:03
New frameworks for sharing data to be used by artificial intelligence (AI) tools should be developed to help grow AI in the UK, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK courts did not breach man's right to reputation when dismissing his defamation claims, rules human rights court

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:38
Courts in the UK did not breach their obligation to protect a budding politician's right to respect for his reputation when it dismissed his claim for allegedly defamatory comments published about him online, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Technology can help resolve UK's congestion, capacity and carbon issues, says Adonis

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:12
Technology can help the UK to address congestion, capacity and carbon issues and ensure the country makes the most of its infrastructure, the chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) Lord Adonis has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU law makers set to begin negotiations over new telecoms laws

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:51
EU law makers are set to begin final negotiations over a new European Electronic Communications Code.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Change in the law needed to liberate data for new pensions dashboard, says industry

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:07
The government must change the law to liberate pensions data and enable savers to access all their information in one place online, an industry group has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Industry cites wireless technologies as central to the future of infrastructure services

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:49
Wireless networks, sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) are the technologies that will impact most on how infrastructure services are delivered up until 2020, industry experts have said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Infrastructure companies must become data guardians in the era of 'infratech', says expert

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:42
ANALYSIS: Infrastructure companies need to become adept at handling and using data and managing cyber risk to exploit opportunities in 'infratech' projects and comply with stringent new regulations.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Businesses raise concern about impact of skills shortage on their infratech ambitions

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:37
Businesses in the infrastructure and technology sectors are worried about the impact heightened restrictions on the free movement of people across borders could have on their ability to put together a sufficiently skilled workforce, according to the results of a new survey.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Construction firms' embrace of new technology will be driven by clients, says expert

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:33
ANALYSIS: Infrastructure providers must embrace technology if they are to truly put the client at the heart of what they do, rather than risk being seen as just being there to pour the concrete.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Infrastructure companies should embrace technology change internally to get ready for providing infratech services of their own, says expert

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:27
ANALYSIS: Infrastructure companies need to ensure that the culture within their organisations is keeping up with the need to become experts in delivering new technology-related services.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Infrastructure developers look to joint ventures with technology companies

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:23
Most infrastructure developers expect to enter into joint venture agreements with technology companies in the next three years as a way to gain long-term access to technology, a new survey has found.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Funders of infrastructure projects more likely to invest if there's tech hard-wired in

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:11
Businesses that include technology in their plans to develop new or existing infrastructure are more likely to attract investment for those projects, according to a new report.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

UK proposals for child data consent could be illegal, says peer

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:11
Plans to make 13 the age at which children in the UK can consent to the processing of their data on social media websites and other online platforms "would almost certainly be illegal", a UK peer has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

South Korea to ban initial coin offerings

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:12
Use of initial coin offerings (ICOs) as a means of raising money via virtual currencies will be banned in South Korea, the country's financial regulator announced last week.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU court asked to consider validity of 'model clauses' for facilitating data transfers to the US

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:08
The EU's highest court is to be asked to determine whether 'model clauses', endorsed by EU policy makers to help facilitate the flow of personal data overseas, offer sufficient protection to EU citizens when their data is transferred to the US.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

EU: platforms will not lose defence to liability for illegal content they host by proactively detecting and removing that material

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 16:01
Online platforms would not expose themselves to becoming liable for illegal content uploaded by their users by proactively detecting and removing such material from their sites, the European Commission has said.
Categories: Cyber Risk News

Amazon state aid decision 'likely to worry' other US multinationals, says expert

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:13
The European Commission has decided that tax rulings given by Luxembourg granted "undue tax benefits" to online retailer Amazon of around €250 million which breach EU state aid rules.
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